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Con-way Freight

August 11, 2009 08:30 ET

Con-way Freight Launches Global LTL™

Simplified Presentation of the Company's Worldwide Services Will Ease Selection Process for Shippers and Deliver Seamless, End-to-End Shipping

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the launch of Global LTLTM -- a comprehensive portfolio of the company's worldwide LTL services. The new offering was created to help customers understand and benefit from the breadth of Con-way Freight's global services. Full details on Global LTL are now available at

"The need for shippers to connect LTL service to a worldwide customer and supplier base has increased significantly over the past few years, and Con-way Freight has expanded its suite of services accordingly," said John G. Labrie, president, Con-way Freight. "Global LTL brings all of our worldwide solutions under one umbrella, making it more convenient than ever for shippers to quickly and intuitively locate the LTL service that best meets their needs. We're always looking for new ways to improve the customer experience, and Global LTL represents just one more step in that direction."

Services offered under Global LTL have been created expressly by Con-way Freight or through strategic alliances with global counterparts of equally high-caliber service, performance, quality and expertise. Customers will now benefit from the same proven results they experience when shipping within the United States -- exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times. Additionally, with state-of-the-art online tools and the convenience of a one-stop solution, customers gain visibility and control from country to country and shipment to shipment.

"Con-way Freight's goal is to create the most comprehensive worldwide LTL service offering on the market," added Labrie. "We will continue to explore opportunities to establish or expand our presence to bring customers the end-to-end solutions their shipping requirements dictate."

Con-way Freight's Global LTL services include:

Service from Europe with Con-way Freight and TNT

Con-way Freight's alliance with TNT, one of the world's most successful and established global express service providers, offers the advantage of the two companies' combined networks. Shippers can rely on:

--  Day-definite service from Europe to the continental United States
--  Competitive transit time of 3-6 days
--  Door-to-door service
--  Simplified pricing, inclusive of customs services
--  Full visibility with online tracking and tracing of shipments

Service from Asia to the United States, Canada and Mexico with OceanGuaranteed®

OceanGuaranteed® provides more than 60 percent savings over airfreight for shipments from Asia using the industry-leading expertise of APL Logistics and Con-way Freight. The service offers shippers:

--  Guaranteed, day-definite service from Asia to the United States,
    Canada and Mexico
--  Day-definite, on-time delivery rate of 99 percent
--  Simple port-to-door pricing on a single invoice
--  Unlimited capacity, including peak season
--  Convenient departures from 11 key Asian ports

Service from the United States to the Caribbean with TropicalDirect(SM)

TropicalDirect(SM) unites the LTL reliability of Con-way Freight with the LCL reliability of Tropical Shipping to offer fast, direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports. Shippers can expect:

--  Single-provider accountability
--  Port-to-door service
--  End-to-end shipment tracking with easy-to-use web tools
--  Expert documentation and personalized service to minimize paperwork
--  Peace of mind due to less handling of freight, reducing the risk of

Domestic Offshore service

Domestic Offshore service provides the same exception-free, on-time and faster performance customers experience when shipping within the contiguous United States. Key benefits include:

--  Multiple sailings to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
--  Streamlined pre-booking procedures
--  Online tools for easy tracking
--  Knowledgeable customer service representatives

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About Con-way Freight

Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service through a single, unified network of more than 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers LTL freight delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; and expedited U.S. delivery for inbound international cargoes from Europe through an exclusive alliance with TNT. Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is ISO 9001- and 14001-, C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

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